Consumer Information and Student Right To Know
In compliance with Title IV and other Federal and State disclosure laws, below is the “Consumer Information and Student Right to Know” list and how to access the information.
|Information (Click the link for the online version.)
||Where to Find It
|Academic Programs, Facilities and
|Current Hofstra University Undergraduate or Graduate Studies Bulletin
|Accreditation, Approval, and Licensure
||Provost’s Office, 200 West Library Wing (accreditations)
|Campus Emergency Response
||Campus Alert Notification Network and in Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
|Campus Security and Safety Reports
||Public Safety Information Center (Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, PDF)
Disabled Student Services and Facilities
Procedure for resolving disability discrimination complaints
Student Access Services, 107 Student Center, http://www.hofstra.edu/StudentAffairs/stddis/index.html
Harassment Policy; see link below.
|Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
|Guide to Pride
Campus Safety Report (Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, PDF)
University employees should contact the Office of Human Resources (Policy on Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace).
|Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act Report-regarding Hofstra’s Gender Equity in Athletics Data
Federal Gender Equity Disclosure
A paper copy of the report may be requested by contacting the Athletics Department at 516-463-6750.
|Enrollment and Graduation Rates for Athletics
||National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
||Current Hofstra University Undergraduate or Graduate Studies Bulletin or Nondiscrimination Policy.
|Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
||Current Hofstra University Undergraduate or Graduate Studies Bulletin or What Students and Parents Should Know About FERPA.
|Financial Aid Programs
||Current Hofstra University Undergraduate or Graduate Studies Bulletin, or financial aid eligibility, sources of aid, Financial Aid FAQs.
||Hofstra University Harassment Policy
|Intercollegiate Athletic Programs
||Current Hofstra University Undergraduate or Graduate Studies Bulletin or athletic programs.
|Missing Student Policy
||Guide to Pride; Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
|Policy Concerning Peer-to-Peer File Sharing
||Computer Networks Acceptable Use Guidelines
|Professional Licensure and Certification Disclosure
||Professional Licensure and Certification Disclosure
|Refund Policy (General); and Policy for Refund of Title IV Refunds
||Current Hofstra University Undergraduate or Graduate Studies Bulletin or University Refund Policy or Refund Information
|Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards
||Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards
|Student Characteristics and Outcomes (Retention, Graduation Rates, etc.)
||Provost’s Office, 200 West Library Wing (Alumni Outcomes, Student Right-to-Know Disclosures )
|Student Loan Code of Conduct for Financial Aid Administrators
||Code of Conduct
|Student Loans; Terms and Conditions
||Current Hofstra University Undergraduate or Graduate Studies Bulletin
Loan Q & A, Sources of Aid, Eligibility
|Student Policy Prohibiting Discriminatory Harassment, Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct
||Guide to Pride or Student Policy Prohibiting Discriminatory Harassment, Relationship Violence, and Sexual Misconduct.
|Study Abroad; Enrollment in and Financial Aid Implications
||Student Financial Services and Registrar Suite, Memorial Hall Room 206 (Study Abroad)
|Transfer of Credit Policy
||Current Hofstra University Undergraduate or Graduate Studies Bulletin
|Tuition and Fees and Cost of Attendance
||Current tuition and fees, or Hofstra student profile. Active students can view their cost of attendance on the Hofstra Portal under Financial Aid.
||Hofstra Vaccination Policy; Health and Wellness Center meningitis vaccination information, health services
|Veteran’s Readmission Policy
|Withdrawing; Requirements for Official
|Current Hofstra University Undergraduate or Graduate Studies Bulletin or academic leave and withdrawal policy (PDF)
|Written Arrangements With Other Universities
||Additional information for Audiology, Au.D., Audiology Consortium programs; tuition and fees link.
How to Report Academic and Non-Academic Concerns
Hofstra University is committed to creating an environment where students can report serious academic and non-academic concerns in a safe and responsive environment. Hofstra University has many policies and resources available to guide students on how to report issues of concern.
- If your grievance does not fall under one of the categories/webpages listed above, please contact the Office of the Provost via firstname.lastname@example.org. A member of the University will review and address your grievance/complaint within 7-10 days.
- If an issue cannot be resolved internally, you may file a complaint about Hofstra University by contacting:
- The New York State Department of Education
- For questions/complaints to New York State Certification/Licensing Entities, please contact the Office of Higher Education and/or the Office of the Professions.
- Hofstra University’s accreditor, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, located at 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Phone: 267.284.5000, email@example.com
- For students taking distance learning/online degrees: NC-SARA complaint information
The web pages below contain helpful information on your rights as a student in an academic environment and several related appeal processes. We encourage students to seek out timely and cordial resolutions through these channels, typically beginning with a professor or chairperson.
- Academic Freedom and Civil Liberties of Students
- Grade Appeals
Individual School/College Policies
- Policy for Dismissal and Appeal of Dismissal From a Graduate/Post-Graduate Program
- Policy for Dismissal or Exclusion from the University (Undergraduate)
- Honor Code/Violations of Academic Honesty Appeals (Undergraduate)
- Honor Code/Violations of Academic Honesty Appeals (Graduate)
Other Academic-Related Grievances/Complaints
There are many resources on campus to help guide and support students, many of which are mentioned on this webpage. We encourage students to seek out timely and cordial resolutions through these channels.
If your grievance/complaint is not related to a grade appeal but is related to classroom and other academic experiences or you are unsure of the next step you should pursue, please contact the Office of the Provost via firstname.lastname@example.org. A member of the University will review and address your grievance/complaint within 7-10 days.
Rights and Responsibilities of Hofstra University Community Members:
Students, faculty, staff, and administrators should be aware of the various policies that specify their rights and responsibilities as members of the Hofstra community. The policies speak not only to the rights of community members but also to processes for recourse in the event that these rights are alleged to have been violated. This list, while comprehensive, does not purport to identify all the University’s policies regarding the rights and responsibilities of our students, faculty, staff, and administration but that all such policies are available on our website.
Last updated: October 2022